Virgin Flying Club has brought back its favourite Tesco Clubcard offer – a 1,000 miles opt-in bonus for switching on auto-convert.
For clarity, this may be targetted to people who received the email. It is not showing on either the Tesco or Virgin Atlantic websites.
I do not recommend auto-converting your Clubcard points, to either Virgin Flying Club or Avios. You would miss out if a conversion bonus came along, or indeed a better Tesco Clubcard offer launched with another partner.
It is better to keep your Clubcard vouchers in a drawer until you need them, or until a conversion bonus appears. The days of lucrative offers on Tesco Clubcard, however, are over.
If you have a dormant Clubcard account, or one which only accrues a handful of points per quarter, you should go for this. In your personal details you can elect to have future Clubcard points sent to Virgin.
Even though your Clubcard account is empty, or virtually empty, you will still get the 1,000 Flying Club miles. Once they turn up, you can switch off auto-convert if you wish.
There is minimal small print attached to this:
You must sign up for Auto Convert between now (7th February) and 29th February 2020 to qualify for the 1,000 bonus miles. The bonus miles can only be collected once.
As an extra bonus, one person who switches on auto convert before 29th February will win 40,000 Flying Club miles.
You can see details of the Tesco / Virgin partnership on the Virgin Flying Club / Tesco Clubcard page here although the conversion bonus is not mentioned there.
PS. If you missed it, you should take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons why you should apply for the Tesco Clubcard Mastercard credit card.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (November 2020)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
As well as the two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (see here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points), you can also earn from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
(Want to earn more Virgin Points? Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)